Mrs. Mst. Afsana  Hannan
Mrs. Mst. Afsana Hannan

Assistant Professor Contact No : 01783008262
Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding Email :
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Research Interest:   Root study under environmental stress condition, Breeding for abiotic stress tolerance of plants, Stress physiology in plants, Plant Biochemistry
MS In Genetics And Plant Breeding With CGPA 4.00 (out Of 4.00)    - 2019
Bangladesh Agricultural University
B. Sc. Ag. (Hons.) With CGPA 3.974 (out Of 4.00) And Secured First Position Among 327 Students     - 2017
Bangladesh Agricultural University
Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) With GPA 5.00 (more Than 80% Marks)    - 2012
Govt. Azizul Haque College, Bogra
Secondary School Certificate (SSC) With GPA 5.00 (more Than 80% Marks)    - 2010
Bogra Govt. Girls' High School
Total Number:  3

Research Interest

1. Breeding for abiotic stress tolerance of crop plants

2. Biochemical, physiological and molecular characterization of yield, yield attributes and nutritional traits of crop plants under environmental stress condition

3. Root study under environmental stress condition for finding out the efficient root system


Research Projects


  1. Co-Principle investigator of “Root morphology and biochemical traits associated submergence tolerance in rice genotypes under polyethylene glycol induced hydroponic culture” (2019-2020), Funded by Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh
  2. Co- Principle investigator of “Replacement of older varieties of rice: Introduction of stress tolerant rice varieties for ensuring food security in Bangladesh” (2019-2021), Funded by Bangladesh Agricultural University, Bangladesh
  3. Co- Principle investigator of “Root morphology and biochemical traits associated submergence tolerance in rice genotypes under polyethylene glycol induced hydroponic culture” (2019-2020), Funded by Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh


No training information available..
Assistant Professor
01 Oct, 2020 -
01 Oct, 2018 - 30 Sep, 2020
Total Number: 22

Thesis (01)

PEG-induced Osmotic Stress Differentiates Rice Genotypes With and Without SUB1 Gene


Research Article (21)


1.Hoque, M., Hannan, A., Imran, S., Paul, N.C., Mondal, M., Sadhin, M., ... and Rhaman, M.S. 2022. Plant Growth-Promoting Rhizobacteria-Mediated Adaptive Responses of Plants under Salinity Stress. Journal of Plant Growth Regulation, 1-20. (IF: 4.640)


2. Hoque, M. N., Saha, S. M., Imran, S., Hannan, A., Seen, M. M. H., Thamid, S. S., & Tuz-zohra, F. (2022). Farmers' agrochemicals usage and willingness to adopt organic inputs: Watermelon farming in Bangladesh. Environmental Challenges, 100451.

3. Tandra, S. Z., Hassan, L., Hannan, A., Jahan, J. & Sagor, G. H. M. (2022). Screening and biochemical responses of tomato (Lycopersicum esculentum L.) genotypes for salt tolerance. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum, 44(41):13. (IF: 2.384)

4. Yesmin, M.A., Salim, M., Monshi, F.I., Hasan, A.K., Hannan, A., Islam, S.S. and Tabassum, R. 2022. Morpho-Physiological and Genetic Characterization of Transplanted Aman Rice Varieties under Old Brahmaputra Flood Plain (Aez-9) in Bangladesh. Tropical Agricultural Research and Extension, 25(1): 71.


5. Hoque, M.N., Hosen, M. I. and Hannan, A. Effect of Branch Pruning on the Flowering, Fruiting and Insect-Pest Infestation of Dragon Fruit Varieties (Hylocereus sp.). Journal of Agriculture, Food and Environment, 3(1):10-14.



1. Hoque, M.N., Arif M.T.U., Hannan, A., Sultana, N., Akhter, S., Hasanuzzaman, M., Akter, F., Hossain, M.S., Sayed, M.A., Hasan, M.T., Skalicky, M., Li, X. and Brestiˇc, M. 2021. Melatonin modulates plant tolerance to heavy metal stress:Morphological responses to molecular mechanisms. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 22(20):11445. (IF: 6.208)

2. Hoque, M.N., Tuz-zohra, F., Seen, M.M.H., Biswas, R., Hosen, A. and Hannan, A. 2021. Current status of salt tolerant indigenous rice genotypes, problems and feasibility at farmers’ level in the coastal areas of Bangladesh. Fundamental and Applied Agriculture, 6(2): 172-182.

3. Hasan, A.K., Subha, E.J., Begum, S.N., Hannan, A. and Zaman, F. 2021. Screening of transplant aman rice genotypes for submergence tolerance based on morpho-genetic parameters. Plant Archives, 21(1): 1681-1693.

4. Hoque, M. N., Mondal, M. F., Sagor, G. H. M., Hasan, M. M. and Hannan, A. 2021. Inclusive Scenario of Natural Products Obtained From Agar Plant (Aquilaria SP.) In Bangladesh-A Review. Journal of Bio-Science, 29(2): 151-173.

5. Hannan, A., Hoque, M.N., Hassan, L. and Robin, A.H.K. 2021. Drought Affected Wheat Production in Bangladesh and Breeding Strategies for Drought Tolerance. In Current Trends in Wheat Research. IntechOpen.

6. Hoque, M.N., Hannan, A., Imran, S., Alam, M.A., Matubber, B. and Saha, S.M. 2021. Anxiety and Its Determinants among Undergraduate Students during E-learning in Bangladesh Amid Covid-19. Journal of Affective Disorders Reports, p.100241.


1. Hannan, A., Hassan, L., Hoque, M.N., Arif M.T.U. and Robin, A.H.K. 2020. Increasing New Root Length Reflects Survival Mechanism of Rice (Oryza sativa L.) Genotypes under PEG-Induced Osmotic Stress. Plant Breeding and Biotechnology, 8(1): 46-57. (IF: 1.77)

2. Biswas, C.S., Hannan, A., Monsur, A. and Sagor, G.H.M. 2020. Screening and biochemical characterization of wheat cultivars resistance to Magnaporthe oryzae pv Triticum (MoT). Journal of Plant Stress Physiology, 6: 1-6.

3. Nupur, J.A., Hannan, A., Islam, M.A.U., Sagor, G.H.M. and Robin, A.H.K. 2020. Root Development and Anti-Oxidative Response of Rice Genotypes under Polyethylene Glycol Induced Osmotic Stress. Plant Breeding and Biotechnology, 8(2):151-162. (IF: 1.77)

4. Akter, M.M., Hannan, A., Ghosh, P., Das, G.G. and Sagor, G.H.M. 2020. Morphological characterization of resynthesized Brassica napus lines giving priority to earliness. Journal of Bangladesh Agricultural University, 18(1): 94–100.

5. Hannan, A., Rana, M.R.I., Hoque, M.N. and Sagor, G.H.M. 2020. Genetic variability, character association and divergence analysis for agro-morphological traits of local rice (Oryza sativa ) germplasm in Bangladesh. Journal of Bangladesh Agricultural University, 18(2): 289-299.

6. Hannan, A., Hoque, M.N., Hassan, L., & Robin, A.H.K. 2020. Adaptive Mechanisms of root system of rice for withstanding osmotic stress. In Recent Advances in Rice Research. IntechOpen.

7. Hannan, A., Islam, M.M., Rahman, M.S., Hoque, M.N. and Sagor,  G.H.M. 2020. Morpho-genetic evaluation of rice genotypes (Oryza sativa L.) including some varieties and advanced lines based on yield and its attributes. Journal of Bangladesh Agricultural University, 18(4): 923–933.

8. Rahman, M.S., Malek, M.A., Emon, A., Hannan, A., Sagor, G.H.M. 2020. Morphological and molecular characterization of soybean (Glycine max) genotypes under salt stress. Annals of Bangladesh Agriculture, 24(2):33-46.



1. Sharmin, S., Hannan, A., Arif, M.T.U. & Sagor, G.H.M. 2019. Genetic association and path coefficient analysis among yield and nutritional traits of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum L.). Journal of the Bangladesh Agricultural University, 17(2): 187-193.

2.  Hoque, M.N., Mohiuddin, R.B., Khan, M.M.H., Hannan, A., & Alam, M.J. 2019. Outbreak of Salmonella in poultry of Bangladesh and possible remedy. Journal of Advanced Biotechnology and Experimental Therapeutics, 2(2): 87-97.

Subject Name Design No Year Gazette No Relevant Info
Title Institution Subject Receipt Date
Dean's Merit Award Faculty of Agriculture, Bangladesh Agricultural University For securing the first position in order of merit in B. Sc. Ag. (Hons.) 2018
Prime Minister Gold Medal 2017 University Grants Commission of Bangladesh For securing highest CGPA in B. Sc. Ag. (Hons.) 2018
Begum Shitabjan Memorial Gold Medal Begum Shitabjan Memorial Trust For securing highest CGPA among students of Agriculture faculty in B. Sc. Ag. (Hons.), Bangladesh Agricultural University 2019
Begum Shitabjan Memorial Gold Medal Begum Shitabjan Memorial Trust For securing highest CGPA among students of all six faculties in undergraduation, Bangladesh Agricultural University 2019
National Science and Technology (NST) fellowship Ministry of Science and Technology, People’s Republic of Bangladesh Research Grant 2017
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